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Nintendo Announces NX Preview With Creepy Mario

peeping-marioGamers the world over rejoiced tonight as Nintendo finally popped its silence balloon and announced that it will air a “preview trailer” for its new console tomorrow morning (10/20/16) at 7a PST.

Its Twitter announcement was accompanied by the incredibly creepy image of Mario yanking back a shower curtain so he can watch you scrub your naughty bits.

Hey, I’m as excited as the next gamer to learn something, ANYTHING, about the NX but what the heck is with that image?

I know it’s supposed to be Mario peaking around a curtain behind which the NX ostensibly dwells but that looks like a shower curtain, the room he’s in looks like a bathroom, and his model render is seriously making my skin crawl.  (EDIT: I’ve been told that’s not a render but a guy in a Mario costume.  No wonder it’s so damn creepy!)

Eh, whatever.

Nintendo has confirmed that its NX preview trailer is only 3 minutes long.  Taking that into account, here’s my guess as to what we’ll see tomorrow:

  • The NX’s final name
  • A specific release date
  • A look at the hardware
  • A broad overview of the system
  • A quick glimpse of software

Feel free to leave your guesses in the comments below then try to sleep tonight with the knowledge that Mario is watching you.

Always watching…


  1. Andrew Eisen
    Andrew Eisen October 19, 2016

    I’m guessing several developers are waiting on the reveal of the NX’s official name so that they can announce their own games for the system.  Wouldn’t it be something if we saw the NX’s official name and logo on tomorrow’s Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer?

    Andrew Eisen

    • TrustyGem
      TrustyGem October 19, 2016

      I’ll be looking forward to it tomorrow. I’m hoping Everything goes well with Nintendo’s Reveal of the NX

    • Infophile
      Infophile October 20, 2016

      Square Enix has already announced they’re bringing Dragon Quest XI to the system, so the name alone doesn’t have to hold companies back (unless it’s like the Super Nintendo or N64 where part of the console name is in almost every game’s name).

      • MechaTama31
        MechaTama31 October 20, 2016

        Saw a lot of that with the DS, too. Though some of them tried to at least be a little clever with it, having the DS actually stand for something, like Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow.

      • Andrew Eisen
        Andrew Eisen October 20, 2016

        And Dragon Quest X and Ubisoft has announced Just Dance 2017 and Nintendo has announced Breath of the Wild. Despite my sloppy wording, I didn’t mean to imply that games couldn’t be announced until the system had a proper name, just that some wouldn’t make their announcements until it did.

        Andrew Eisen

  2. Sora Hjort
    Sora Hjort October 20, 2016

    Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if they kept the NX name.Same as I wouldn’t have mind them keeping the name Revolution for the Wii.

    Then again, this is Nintendo, they pass by good names sometimes. Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, really? Let’s see, we had Smash Bros, Melee, then Brawl, and for the fourth you went with the console identifier instead… They could have used the name I’ve been throwing at them for a Smash Bros title: Royale. And it would have worked too! considering the 8 player matches it can do.

    • Infophile
      Infophile October 20, 2016

      With SSB, I think it’s because they wanted the pun on for/4… which almost everyone missed. People might have gotten it if it had been titled eg. “Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U” instead, but they didn’t go for that, and the pun was lost. Maybe it’s for the better.

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